Xeikon launches Sirius platform

6th April 2020

Xeikon has announced the fifth generation of its dry toner technology, named Sirius, along with the first press to benefit from this, the SX30000. At the same time, Xeikon has also updated its Cheetah labels and packaging platform and announced a new entry-level label press, the CX300.

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Heidelberg restructures, abandons Primefire

30th March 2020

Heidelberg has announced a radical restructuring plan, which is aimed at clearing its debts but also essentially rethinks its approach to digital printing of packaging.

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HP revamps Indigo line-up

20th March 2020

Earlier this week I wrote about two new Indigo presses, the series 5 100K sheetfed and the series 6 V12 label press. But HP has also announced eight other new presses, though these are updates to existing models, and in most cases, relatively minor updates. I’ll cover the new machines first before turning to the significance of these announcements. 

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Contiweb develops paper web moistening system

26th February 2020

Contiweb has launched a standalone remoistening applicator for digital web presses called the Digital Fluid Applicator, or DFA, which is said to improve the overall print quality by preventing issues such as the loss of signature flatness, curling and broken folds.

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HP rejects Xerox financing

10th January 2020

As expected, HP has sent a fairly curt letter to Xerox once again rejecting its bid and stating that the $24 billion financing that Xerox touted at the start of this week “does not address the key issue – that Xerox’s proposal significantly undervalues HP – and is not a basis for discussion.”

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